Divine Intervention During The Worst Missed Flight Experience (Part 1)

This happened in 2010, but my blog wasn't alive then, and it is a personal, India-related story that I must tell. On November 2010 I traveled with my mom and brother to India. I flew from the US, and they flew from Mexico. We met at our connections in Newark. To get to our destination: Ahmednagar, we had to fly to Mumbai, and then take a 6-hour bumpy ride to Ahmednagar. (more…)

My Husband Published His First Book!

My Husband Published His First Book!
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Sanskaras: Vol 1 by Joshua Stout[/caption] Book Description This groundbreaking book exposes the hidden sanskaras at work in our daily lives. Filled with ‘ah ha!’ moments, this text confronts humanity’s dark side including depression, violence, greed, anger, lust and murder. The author provides a modern perspective on ancient principles unlocking the very key to our salvation. Only the most hardened skeptic can resist the profound insights contained in this book. This

2013 Year In Review

2013 Year In Review
2013 was a big year for me and my husband, basically because we moved to India. We did not go skydiving or visit Venice but a lot of other events happened. Let's see... (more…)

2 Days In Seattle, WA (Part I)

2 Days In Seattle, WA (Part I)
As you may or may not know, depending on how much you follow my posts, Josh and I are temporarily in Portland renewing our Indian visas. (A process that is taking 10 times longer than it should). We have been in Portland for over a month now, so last Friday we decided to rent a car and head to Seattle on Saturday for a night. Josh lived in Seattle for 7 years, but his last

Friday Night Auction Experience

Friday Night Auction Experience
[caption id="attachment_1208" align="alignnone" width="640"] Estate Sales Unlimited Friday Night Auction[/caption] Our Airbnb hosts love auctions and attend them regularly. They buy and sell, keep, and gift all kinds of things they find at auctions, including cars which they transform into batmobiles (well, they've only done this once.) (more…)

We drove a Batmobile

We drove a Batmobile
On Friday, Sept 27th when we arrived to Portland, our Airbnb hosts (whom we had never met before) picked us up at the airport. A few minutes before arriving to their house, Jason told us that they have a Batmobile. He said he had bought a Lincoln Town Car at a car auction and transformed it into a Batmobile. He wasn't kidding. We arrived to their house, and sure enough, there was a Batmobile parked

Oregon Buddhist Temple

Oregon Buddhist Temple
Our hosts here in Portland, Diane and Jason have been the greatest. We learned that Diane is Buddhist and she attends the Oregon Buddhist Temple. Yesterday she was going for the weekly 10am service, and we asked her if he could tag along. (more…)